Microsoft opens technology center in Mexico City

Microsoft is expanding its presence in Latin America with the opening of a new technology center in Mexico City, Mexico. Fox News Latina has announced that the tech center is the first such office Microsoft has opened in a Latin American setting. It has a total of 11 locations in the United States including New York, Atlanta, Austin, Boston, Chicago, Philadelphia and Dallas. Microsoft also has 14 tech center offices around the world including Moscow, Munich, Paris, Dublin and Tokyo. The Microsoft Technology Centers are designed to help train software developers and businesses to use Microsoft products and services in simulated business environments. 

This AFP story (via Google) reports that Microsoft spent $10 million on the building of the new Mexico City technology center, and it received help from other companies such as Dell, HP, Samsung and Intel. Furthermore, Microsoft said it would be spending an additional $690 million by the end of 2012 in Mexico; details about that new investment were not revealed. Microsoft also celebrated the 25th anniversary of the launch of Microsoft Mexico this week. Another technology center will be opened in Brazil "in the coming months."

Microsoft offers a number of training solutions in its tech centers, from one-day briefings to extensive sessions that can last several weeks. More info on the Microsoft Technology Centers can be found at the divisions's official web site.

Report a problem with article
Previous Story

Sprint stock plunges; may need money to pay for LTE upgrade

Next Story

Zune HD killed off - for the third time in a week [Updated]

14 Comments

Nice to see MS concentrating on education of people. It's a nice break for me as well to concentrate less on an Us vs Them mentality and begin the process of putting all this great technology to use. It is the internet that will drive world economies now. Anyone would be better off learning how to use technology, and putting that $25,000/year of college education towards something else. I guess there will always be a camp that will only concentrate on how this is being done by MS because it somehow benefits MS. Whatever.

ShareShiz said,
YEAY MORE OUTSOURCING

-_-

I just hope no one from MS dies down in Mexico will all the drug cartels

Lol. Can't believe that second comment actually outdid the first one! (dumb-wise)

ShareShiz said,
YEAY MORE OUTSOURCING

-_-

I just hope no one from MS dies down in Mexico will all the drug cartels

well if something makes you feel better. there has been Microsoft Mexico for a very long time.

and second, cartels don't operate the same in every city of Mexico. so its not like anyone will be in danger like if a bomb would explode in that tech center next week.

ShareShiz said,
YEAY MORE OUTSOURCING

-_-

I just hope no one from MS dies down in Mexico will all the drug cartels

"The Microsoft Technology Centers are designed to help train software developers and businesses to use Microsoft products and services in simulated business environments. "

ShareShiz said,
YEAY MORE OUTSOURCING

-_-

I just hope no one from MS dies down in Mexico will all the drug cartels


Um, except that a company can't outsource to itself? Microsoft outsourcing to Microsoft... hmm....

I saw this, it happened on Wednesday. its a cool idea, specially since I've seen lately more Microsoft conferences in Universities there in mexico.
its not like there isn't Microsoft Mexico from long time ago, but its good a tech center finally for Mexico.

Commenting is disabled on this article.